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Is there a difference between tank reared clams vs caught wild ones ? In size, color, health ect.

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Wild collected usually come in significantly larger. Like 4 or more inches. Beyond that, you wont have any difference between wild, or farmed. 

 

I can't speak about health issues. I've only had farmed clams. I've known 3 people with wild clams. All 3 of those were healthy. Whatever that is worth.

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So theres no difference in the over all size of the farm raised ? They are expected to grow to be the same size as the ones brought from the ocean ?

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As far as I'm aware. They are still T. crocea, or T. maxima. Genetically they are identical (with minor variances) to wild clams. There would be no reason they would reach a smaller maximum size than a wild individual. 

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Thanks. Thats what I needed too know. I want a maxima because of the vivid colors but my tank is only 3 feet long. The clam to tank ratio would be ugly. Mostly for the clam.

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